NIXON — During their Sept. 11 meeting, city council authorized Mayor Gladyne Finch to make an application for federal and/or state financial assistance in the event of future hurricanes, tropical storms and other natural disasters were to hit the area. The application is under the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief Act and the Texas Disaster Act of 1975. This also authorized interim-City Manager Harold Rice to execute an application to Governor Greg Abbot, who would make an application request for assistance to President Donald Trump.
Rice, as the city’s emergency management director, is now authorized to provide all arrangements and provisions necessary for relief aid programs to help with restorations and rehabilitation programs.
“We had a lot of debris from the storm,” Finch said. “And experience is what teaches you how to prepare for the next one, if there is one. We’ve been meeting with Ernie Pais, who is our regional emergency management director, on how to coordinate things. Fortunately we don’t have to deal with things like this very often, but you still have to have plans in place in case we do.”
In other business, the council met with Jose Macias and Taqueria La Guadlapana (a mobile Mexican food vendor) for the possible amendment of the peddler ordinance and permitting for food truck vendors on the issues of permit fees, terms, regulations and hours of operation.
The council voted vendors’ fees be set at $30 per day, $100 per week and $200 per month. Vendors can be open from 5 a.m to 10 p.m. seven days a week.